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clinthulk2
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Course to increase knowledge of Windows, PowerShell oriented?

Post by clinthulk2 »

Hello everyone,

I've taken a few courses on PowerShell so far but I think I really need to understand Windows better to really take advantage of it. Are there any PS only, no GUI, courses that teach basics of Windows? Or maybe even just a courses that teaches low level Windows?

I'm working through the RHEL sysadmin course and it's almost all via the terminal. Is there a Windows course like this? Is it the Core Infrastructure MCSA?

I appreciate any advice... Thank you!

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Re: Course to increase knowledge of Windows, PowerShell oriented?

Post by jvierra »

I would start by finding a book on basic computer science.
The Admin courses are a good place to learn how Windows works but will not likely teach fundamentals of computer science.

The newest Microsoft course should no be including PowerShell instructions.

When you say "low level Windows", are you asking about the NT operating system? There is a series of books call "Windows NT Internals" which cover the design and implementation of NT.

https://www.amazon.com/Developer-Refere ... ks&sr=1-14

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Re: Course to increase knowledge of Windows, PowerShell oriented?

Post by clinthulk2 »

Hello everyone,

I've taken a few courses on PowerShell so far but I think I really need to understand Windows better to really take advantage of it. Are there any PS only, no GUI, courses that teach basics of Windows? Or maybe even just a courses that teaches low level Windows?

I'm working through the RHEL sysadmin course and it's almost all via the terminal. Is there a Windows course like this? Is it the Core Infrastructure MCSA?https://discord.software/ https://omegle.onl/ vshare


I appreciate any advice... Thank you!

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Re: Course to increase knowledge of Windows, PowerShell oriented?

Post by jvierra »

Interesting and very good question.

Windows is based on modern computer science and engineering. It is an operating system that implements most aspects of modern OS science and technology. WindowsNT is not a a GUI but it is the platform that the modern version of the old Windows (DOS version) runs on. The new GUI is called "Windows on Windows NT" or WowNT or mostly it is called "WoW". This is where the folder in Windows 64 gets its name "SysWow64" (c:\WIndows\SysWow64" is the folder).

The best source I have found to learn this is from the Windows Internals books which have been maintained for many versions of Windows.

A good starter is the original Hellen Custer book "Inside WIndows NT". https://www.amazon.com/Inside-Windows-N ... 1572316772

I like that book even though it is older because it has the best telling of how NT came to be and has an excellent foreword by the chief engineer who designed NT.

The current best books on NT are the Windows NT Internals (7th Edition) books.

https://www.amazon.com/Windows-Internal ... 0735684189
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysint ... -internals

These books will give you all of the technical foundation needed to fully understand and work with NT at any level. The books are also very interesting and show how Microsoft has implemented industry standards and provided all of the features any OS needs in the modern world and into the future.

Beyond this you will find many other books written providing deeper detail into all Windows subsystems. Many subsystems may require multiple volumes to expose the technology in full detail. SharePoint and Exchange are two of these advanced technologies based on NT. The NT File System also has its own internals books.

All of these books are both learning material and resources that any Windows engineer must have on their bookshelf.

There are no video courses that I have found that come even close to teaching what these books teach and all MS advanced video courses are only enhanced by the foundation that these books provide.

In the end you will pick an area of expertise to explore more fully. These books will help with any area you choose. They may also cause you to rethink where you want to go in Windows and in computer technology. The broader view will help you no matter what you choose in computing and technology.

Good luck

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